Saturday, August 27, 2016

Exec Denies BIR-Tagged as One of the Most Corrupt Agencies

"It takes two to tango"

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
CALASIAO – The regional director of the BIR in Region 1 disagreed to the tag that the agency is one of the most corrupt offices in the country.
EXEC. BIR Region 1 Regional
 Director Marina de Guzman

“It takes two to tango, ‘di ba? Hinde lang po taga BIR, mga taxpayers diyan na naiimbistigahan siguro nabibigatan sila sa laki ng assessment bribing examiners nandoon ang temptation,” Director Marina de Guzman stressed.
She said that 98 percent of the BIR’s tax collection came from the voluntary taxpayers where BIR personnel do not need to directly transact with them.
De Guzman cited that it is only two percent of the taxpayers that the BIR personnel have to physically make contact to prompt them to pay the correct taxes.
She said that BIR Commissioner Cesar Dulay suspended until further notice the much criticized Electronic- Letter of Authority (ELA), letters, and notices to these two percent of taxpayers.
De Guzman cited that the tax agency has to soldier- on for the 14 billion pesos it was mandated to collect in the four provinces’ region this year despite its being 42 percent higher than the previous year’s tax goal.
“380 lang ang personnel namin kulang na kulang pero sa plaintilla ng Executive Order 366 ang aming warm bodies ay 835. We are working on a 45 percent workforce lang po rito. Nakikiusap po ako sa mga taxpayers, account tax agents magkapit bisig tayo kung may alam kayo na hinde na cover sa ating tax data base ipag paalam ninyo lang po sa aming opisina 8:00 to 5:00 pm,” she stressed.
Meanwhile, Maria Isabel B. Utit and Ariel M. Calabia have remain unscathed on the first revamped of all six revenue district office (RDO) chiefs in Region-1 after the Duterte Administration released on August 15 the Revenue Travel Assignment Order No. 168-2016 for 55 RDO chiefs all over the country.
“The concerned officials are directed to report to their new assignments on or before August 31, 2016. They shall strictly comply with the provision of Revenue Memorandum Order No. 38-2011 dated September 16, as amended by Revenue Memorandum Order No. 39-2011 dated October 15, 2011, regarding turn-over of all accountabilities and compliance to issued RTAOs covering transfer of personnel. This order takes effect immediately,” contained at the RTA’s No. 168-2016 and signed by Bureau of Internal Revenue's Commissioner Dulay.
 Utit, a Certified Public Accountant-Lawyer, and Calabia are the present RDO chiefs of Urdaneta City and Laoag City, respectively.
In the latest RTAO it shows that RDO-2 chief Eduardo Obero based in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur was assigned to head RDO-52 in Paranaque City, RDO-3 OIC Chief Luis Alberto, Jr based in San Fernando City, La Union was assigned as OIC RDO-61 chief in Gumaca, Quezon, RDO- 4 Chief Fely Simon based here was assigned as RD0-34 chief in Paco, Pandacan, Sta. Ana Areas, and RD0-5 Chief Josephine Catamco based in Alaminos City, Pangasinan was assigned as OIC –RDO chief of RDO-87 in Catbalogan, Samar.

The new RDO bosses in the Ilocos Region are RDO-2 Chief Aldo B. Esmena (Ilocos Sur), RDO-3 Chief Ernesto Mangabat (La Union), RDO-4 Chief Merlyn Vicente (Central Pangasinan), and RDO-5 Chief Jose Maria Hernandez (Western Pangasinan).

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sulat ng pamamaalam ni misis kay mister

(REPRINTED)
Asawa ko..
Hon, madaling araw kn nmn nakauwi galing sa mga kaibigan mo.. Di mo mn lng ako ginising at di pinansin ang aking bagong nighties..
Ngresign kn pla sa work mo at wala na balak ituloy ang pangingibang bansa..wala ka talaga pangarap sa buhay! Di mo mn lng nabanggit sakin..Buti nlng naitsismis sakin ng kpitbahay nting tsismosa.
Alam mo nmn na ayaw ko nawawalan ng pera .. Takot ako magutom at di ko rin pinangarap na hbambuhay manatili sa maliit na bahay na to.. At iyon ang ipinangako mo sakin!
Wag ka sanang mabibigla , sumama n ko sa kaibigan kong c kervy.. Mabuti pa xa may pangarap na mag abroad pra mging maayos ang buhay..salamat sa lhat at wag mo n ko hanapin pa..
Paalam na..
Asawa mo..
Sagot ni mr sa sulat ni misis..
Asawa ko ,
Hon sori ha , napasarap lng po sa kwentuhan ng tropa.. Naamoy ko n bgong paligo ka at bago rin ang iyong nighties.. Di mo pa nga naalis tag price na 999.95php.. Di na lang kita ginising dhil alam ko pagod ka sa gawaing bahay ..
Sadyang di ko sinabi n ngresign na ko.. Gusto sana kita sorpresahin .. Tumama ko ng 275 millon pesos sa lotto last week.. At ngayon sana ang lipat ntin sa bgong bili kong bahay sa isang eksklusibong subv. sa QC.. At nkahanda nrin ang trip ntin sa Paris at Germany..
Si kervy? Kya pla maaga xa umuwi pagkaabot ko ng balato tig 5,000 sa tropa...
Wag ka mag alala hon.. Di n kita pag abalahan hanapin pa.. Ayon kay attorney sapat
na ang nilalaman ng sulat mo para mawalan ka ng karapatan sa binili kong bahay at sa perang napanalunan ko sa lotto..
Paalam nrin po at sanay mging maligaya ka sa drug addict na sinamahan mo..
Dati mong asawa..
Ps eto nga pla bgo ko labandera..

Saturday, July 23, 2016

5000 Direct Jobs for Dagupenos - Mayor BTF

DAGUPAN CITY - This burgeoning city's mayor met recently executives of the Information Technology and Business Process Management's industry where they discussed plans how the local government unit  can draw IT-BPM investors and provide jobs for the people here.
IT-BPM. Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (6th from left) rubs elbows
 with executives of the Information Technology and Business Process
 Management (IT-BPM) industry in the country.


 Mayor Belen T. Fernandez fervent hopes that her constituents can get a share in the mammoth U.S $25 billion industry and create 5,000 direct jobs in the next three years in the City.
One of the most dynamic and fastest growing sectors in the Philippines,  the industry is composed of eight sub-sectors, namely, knowledge process outsourcing and back offices, animation, call centers, software development, game development, engineering design, and medical transcription. 

Joining Mayor Fernandez in the IT-BPM Conference held at the world class Stadia here were Jonathan De Luzuriaga- President of the Philippine Software Industry, lawyer Jocelle Sigue- Board of Trustee of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines, Paul Tajon-Senior Investment Specialist, Alvin Juban- President of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines, Natalie Hunter- Executive Director of the Philippines Software Industry Association.



Students from different colleges and universities were part of last Friday's Conference as the mayor embarked on a mission of creating the City's ICT-Business Process Management Industry. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Funny Incidents In My Radio Work


Interview today, at our 9 to 10 Am radio program at Sonshine Radio,  was the new provincial immigration chief Paulino Verzosa, some excerpts:


CHIEF: We strictly monitored foreign students. At nakapagtataka , dito nagtatakbuhan iyong mga Western Africans.
ME; Saka mukhang galit itong mga taga Nigeria at India sa roll – on at deodorant, ayaw ba nila ng deodorant?
AUDREY: (Laughing)
ME: Hinde ba sila pinagsasabihan ng Immigration that they can buy “tawas” for five pesos only, very cheap?
CHIEF:  Iyan ang tinatanung namin sa kanila….
ME: What’s your perfume?....
CHIEF: …..Did you take a bath already? Kasi lahat kami nakatakip na ng ilong  (sa Immigration Office).
ME: Sir, iyong De Facto Ambassador ng India to Pangasinan si Ashok Vasandani nag courtesy call na sa inyo?
CHIEF AND AUDREY: (LAUGHED)
CHIEF: Hinde pa nag courtesy call.
ME: So delikado ang mga mga Bombay na nagpapa 5/6. Ashok magpakita ka na sa New Duterte Administration Immigration Chief Paulino Verzosa.
CHIEF: De Facto, De Facto magandang pakinggan. He holds the jobs without the title.

ME: Oo, ang De Facto kalaban ng mga Impakto


                                                BELOW:  MORTZ'S RADIO WORK VIDEO 



*** 
IMMIGRATION OFFICE NOT NUTRITION OFFICE. 
Nagkamali si Errand Boy Galman ko. Yesterday, I told him to go to the Immigration Office so I can set for today my interview with the new provincial immigration chief at my 9 to 10 Am radio program. Anak ng bakang dalaga, ito ang nangyari, a pretty head of the Nutrition Office arrived at our radio station kasi ni set ni Galman na siya interview ko. Although I did not research for my interview with Ms Anna Fernandez, chief of the City Nutrition Office, here was the excerpt of the Q & A:

ME; So kelangan talaga ang gatas ng ina sa baby?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stingy reelectionist senator lost bid

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

When I, some media men, 29 village chiefs, and Sta. Barbara Mayor Carlito Zaplan waited last December for the arrival of reelectionist senator at the new swanky municipal hall of the first class Pangasinan town, I told the mayor that this solon was a tightwad.

 I cited that the driver of the SUV loaned to him in Pangasinan complained that after several days he drove the senator, who was out in the Magic 12 for the senate at polls, for a husting in the various towns, the latter pressed tightly his hand and thank him for his service.
“Hinde man lang nag iwan ng pang beer!,” the driver told me.
When Mayor Zaplan heard this story he told me that the solon would not get the support of the village chiefs if he became cheapskate after the consultations.
After every barangay chairmen redressed their grievances and submitted their infrastructure projects request to the solon, he told them: O, salamat sa pagdating ninyo at panahon na para umuwi at uminom ng Emperador (a poor man’s liquor that is pegged at P75 per long neck bottle)".
Before the dust settled from the convoys of the senator, some village chiefs asked their colleagues if the solon left some sum for the “Emperador”.
 “Wala naman!,” one answered in disbelief.
“Pag ganoon, i-zero sa election. Kuripot pala,” a barangay kapitan shouted in a group.
At the May 12 tabulation of the Commission on Election the reelectionist senator was out in the Magic 12 where political clowns but generous candidates’ boxer Manny Pacquiao and comedian Tito Sotto dominated.

***
Grace still lose even Roxas, Binay withdraw.
Two days before the acrimonious and divisive May 9, 2016 presidential election, President Benigno Aquino III analyzed as quoted by the Philippine Inquirer last May 7: “It behooves everybody to try and get together and ensure that instead of thinking about what shall we do if everything he says is exactly what he intends to do, why don’t we remove that problem or that threat or that insecurity by uniting the 70 and defeating the 30?”.
Roxas echoed the president’s exhortation by calling Poe to discuss a possible alliance in order to avoid a victory from current frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Analyst Popoy De Vera opined at DZMM as quoted by Tempo newspaper:
Mathematically and based on survey data, mas mananalo yung kung si Mar ang mag-gigive way kay Grace Poe rather than Grace Poe giving way to Mar,” De Vera said.
The political analyst went on to cite survey data on second-choice candidates.
“Doon sa survey na ginawa, tinanong ‘yung mga supporters ng mga kandidato, kung hindi tumuloy ‘yung first choice na presidential candidate, sino and second choice niyo. Doon sa mga nagsabi na si Mar ang first choice nila, 41% sa kanila ang second choice nila si Grace,” De Vera explained.
As a self styled anal-list, er analyst, whose analysis thrive only among beer drinkers, please allow me to dispute the president and de Vera’s prognosis. I disagreed with them in my blog I posted two days before the election.
Here was my take:
The May 1 to 3 polls of Social Weather Station (1,200 respondents 3 + - margin of error (MOE) bare that Duterte led by 33%, Poe by 22%, Roxas by 20%, Binay by 13%, and Merriam Santiago (was she that presidential bet who had a hard time standing in the last debate?) by 2%:
But SWS's tabulation did not provide for the second presidential preference of the 54 million voters.
To make this analogy real I will used therefore as my gauge Pulse Asia’s April 26 to 29 (4000 respondents 1+- MOE) polls - where its leading candidates at SWS May 1 to 3 were almost the same.
Pulse Asia explained on its April 26-29 polls that 41 % of Roxas and Binay’s voters would vote for Poe in case the first two withdraw before the May 9 election.
It also cited that 16% and 21% Roxas and Binay’s voters, respectively, would vote for Duterte.
ANALYSIS
Here’s my analysis basing on the realignment of the statistics among the aspirants involved:
If Roxas withdraws the following would be the votes of Poe and Duterte:
POE: 22% (SWS) plus 8.2% (41%from Roxas) equal 30.2%
DUTERTE: 33% (SWS) plus 5.28% (16% from Roxas) equal 38.28%.
Conclusion: Duterte wins by 8.08% or 4,363,200 voters (from 1% or 540,000 voters) lead.
If Roxas and Binay withdraw the following would be the votes of Poe and Duterte:
POE: 22% (SWS) plus 8.2% (41% from Roxas) plus 5.33% (13% Binay) equal 35.55%
DUTERTE: 33% (SWS) plus 5.28% (16% from Roxas) plus 2.73% (from 21% from Binay) equal 41.01%.
Conclusion: Duterte wins by 5.46% or 2,948,400 voters lead.
Even this self styled analyst would vote for Poe because of her clear cut economic policies, he was just doing this analysis to dispute the president, Popoy, and other self-styled anal-list, er, analysts out there that numbers don’t lie.

(You can read my selected columns at http://mortzortigoza.blogspot.com and articles at Pangasinan News Aro. You can send comments too at totomortz@yahoo.com)

Monday, May 9, 2016

M'LANG Election Returns: 84 of 84 Election Returns


M'lang, Cotabato Province's election officer
 proclaims the burgeoning town mayor-elect
 lawyer Russel M. Abonado.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Duterte still win even Roxas, Binay withdraw

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

 Three days before the May 9 presidential election, I read President Benigno Aquino and political analyst Popoy de Vera exhorted presidential aspirant Mar Roxas particularly to make an exemplary sacrifice to save this country from the perceive looming dictatorial government of presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte.
President Aquino analyzed as quoted by the Philippine Inquirer last May 7: “It behooves everybody to try and get together and ensure that instead of thinking about what shall we do if everything he says is exactly what he intends to do, why don’t we remove that problem or that threat or that insecurity by uniting the 70 and defeating the 30?”.
Roxas echoed the president’s exhortation last Friday by calling Poe to discuss a possible alliance in order to avoid a victory from current frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

De Vera opined last Saturday at DZMM as quoted by Tempo newspaper:
Mathematically and based on survey data, mas mananalo yung kung si Mar ang mag-gigive way kay Grace Poe rather than Grace Poe giving way to Mar,” De Vera said.
The political analyst went on to cite survey data on second-choice candidates.
“Doon sa survey na ginawa, tinanong ‘yung mga supporters ng mga kandidato, kung hindi tumuloy ‘yung first choice na presidential candidate, sino and second choice niyo. Doon sa mga nagsabi na si Mar ang first choice nila, 41% sa kanila ang second choice nila si Grace,” De Vera explained.